Faster than the competition

And we proved it...

Cloud Servers

We always knew our cloud servers were fast. We decided to find out how fast. See the results below.

Cloud Server Speed Tests

We used an independent tester. They leased a single virtual machine from AWS, Azure and Rackspace. They specced each VM with the basic minimum resources available for a single virtual server. They then installed a 3rd party Benchmarking Tool (Passmark) and ran three simple resource tests on each of the VMs (CPU, RAM and I/O). These tests were then repeated three times and the best results were noted.

These results are intended as a guide only. This is a base test and there are a number of variables and factors that could influence results.


Azure – 11% Slower
Rackspace – 267% Slower
AWS – 681% Slower

*Amazon test ran with SSD disks


Azure – 8% Slower
Amazon – 64% Slower
RS – 78% Slower

*Rackspace test ran with 2x CPU since this is the lowest CPU spec available.


Azure – 11% Slower
Amazon – 59% Slower
RS – 86% Slower


Hyve is much faster than our competition. When you couple that with our outstanding Extra Mile support and transparent, fixed billing you see why the leading brands in the UK choose Hyve to manage their hosting.

Technical details about why we’re so fast

Hyve virtual cloud servers outperform the performance of traditional dedicated servers, with added flexibility and a no single point of failure design. Our cloud servers allow users to upgrade as and when they need to. This means your cost is reduced compared to the competition.

Unbeatable Performance with Adaptive Optimisation

Utilising HP’s latest generation of storage – 3PAR, Hyve are able to dynamically move “hot blocks” between disk tiers. This provides your virtual machine with automatic access to the SSD drive tier as and when required but without the cost implications. We monitor I/O activity at block level and ensure that your applications are split between the optimum storage type, thereby providing the industry’s fastest storage at a significant cost saving, guaranteed.

Our cloud platform has the benefit of SSD performance, without the price premium.


Why Hyve?

We’ve found traditionally that performance bottlenecks with the cloud are almost always down to issues with storage.

We’ve fixed this by making sure that we’ve got the best storage available.  In combination with VMware, top of the range processors and RAM, means your cloud server will have unbeatable performance.

What to do next

For more information on our cloud hosting solutions or any other products, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 612 2524.

Hyve are 100% carbon neutral. We use carbon offsetting to balance out the release of carbon dioxide from our offices and infrastructure.